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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 05/19/20

When it comes to great facial hair, these holy men lead the pack.

Many men participate annually in “No Shave November,” heralding the coming of winter with facial hair to keep their faces warm. In quarantine, however, the tongue-in-cheek ritual has turned into “No Shave March … and April … and May.” There’s even a pop-culture term for it: the quarantine beard.

If you’re one of the many guys growing out your beard or mustache while sheltering at home, you might like to know that you’ve got some formidable predecessors. When it comes to epic facial hair, no one can beat these holy men.


POPE INNOCENT XII

Read more:
There hasn’t been a bearded pope in more than 300 years. There is a reason for it


Drawings

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Hipster monks: A medieval defense of beards

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